Dr Abarna Lavanya Raju - M.Sc.(Psy), Ph.D(Psy)

Dr Abarna Lavanya Raju

M.Sc.(Psy), Ph.D(Psy)

Chennai | Chromepet

Experience: 16 yrs

About Counsellor:

Dr. Abarna Lavanya Raju is a dynamic and results-oriented individual with 16 years of experience in career-counseling and therapeutic counselling. With an exceptional ability to quickly build a rapport with a diverse population, she possesses strong analytical skills essential in deciphering variables for development of academic and career objectives; She is popularly known for creating a positive atmosphere, building strong relationships, and professional interactions.

She is an educational Counselor specialized in Cognitive behavior therapy and Career Guidance. Along with a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Psychology, her academic credentials extend into being an NLP advanced level Trainer and a Dermatoglyphics analyst with an abundant experience of mentoring multitude of students. She has worked for International Indian School Dammam, KSA, which contains a population of 17,500 students, for the past 10 years. She has a profound expertise in working with Dyslexic students and students with special needs. She has conducted several sessions for students in Career guidance, Academic skills, Personality development etc. She is significantly known for guiding and conducting exemplary workshops in Parenting as well.

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  • Two Detailed Counselling Session
  • 50 Minutes Counselling Duration
  • 22+ Pages Detailed Career Report
  • 3 Month Post Counselling Support
  • 5 Dimensional Career Assessment included
  • Motivational Session
  • Study Techniques
  • Mind Mapping
  • College Details
  • Exam Details
  • Behavioral Counselling


  • Detailed Professional Profile Analysis
  • Two Detailed Counselling Session
  • 22+ Pages Detailed Career Report
  • 3 Month Post Counselling Support
  • 50 Minutes Counselling Duration
  • Industry Inputs
  • Career Advancement Recommendations
  • Skills Development Recommendations
  • Motivational Session


Dr Abarna Lavanya Raju - M.Sc.(Psy), Ph.D(Psy)

12 Reviews:

Reviewed by Dr Revathy Balasubramanian on 29-06-2022

Dr. Abarna is a wonderful, kind, talented and humble ,person who I am glad to call a dear friend of mine. In the 10 years that I've known her, she has not only been a great friend to me, but has also played a pivotal role in guiding my daughter towards her goal. At the time, my daughter had a sudden change of mind and in her 12th grade. She told us she wanted to pursue MBBS. As parents, while we wanted to support her we were confused as to what to do since she had been preparing for engineering until that point of time. After speaking to Dr. Abarna, there was a newfound clarity and now with God's grace, my daughter is pursuing MBBS, which she got via the NEET examination. Once again I found myself in a similar position with my son in 11th grade, regarding his future plans, and it was Dr. Abarna who came to our aid. The counselling session was an amazing eye opener for all of us. It helped me understand my son better and he also learnt a lot about himself, his calibre, skill set etc . Her analytical skills were so helpful in narrowing down a path for him, that I even considered booking a career counselling session for myself, despite having been a doctor for 20 years! For this and so much more, I'd like to thank Dr. Abarna. God bless you and your family! Thank you.

Reviewed by Hana Rasheed on 13-02-2022

I was in a state where I had trouble deciding on what to do after 12th. I was interested in a lot of field, but I was baffled. Then my mom told me about having a session with Abarna ma’am, and I instantly said yes, because I really needed someone to help me guide. And Abarna ma’am was wonderful..she really motivated me and made me realize a lot of stuff..and I also came to know a lot about me. I can’t thank her enough..my gratitude towards her is beyond enough ..I’m so glad that she helped me out from a messed up situation.

Reviewed by Tobin Thomas on 27-12-2021

I was in a situation I which, I was extremely sad and disappointed about myself because of many factors around me. During that period, I met Dr.Abarna ma'am . I was going through soo many bad times and abarna ma'am was always with me to guide and support me. I lost all my self esteem during those times and she was the person who stood with me and took great care of me like a mother. She introduced me to telling positive affirmations and positive self talk. Since then, I use this technique for boosting my self confidence and to stay calm during different situations. I am always grateful to abarna ma'am and she is the most kind and sweet person to approach for any kind of help. Abarna ma'am is a helping hand for anyone who is in need of her.

Reviewed by Mariyam on 18-11-2021

I am a commerce student with average academic scores. Throughout my schooling, I have received humiliation from my family and teachers. Aparna Maam has been my school counsellor since I was in fifth grade.She always motivated me, focused on my positives, and raised my self esteem with every interaction I had with her. She always used to say how talented I was, my strength, etc. But still, I wasn't completely satisfied because I thought that it was in her nature to motivate and I had only negatives from the environment. Then I happened to take my career assessment with her. The report literally shocked me, as I found that's what Aparna Maam was telling me and encouraging me all these years. Now I am very confident and I love her web page, which gives loads of information on careers, universities etc. Thank you so much, ma'am, for all of your love and support.

Reviewed by Halley on 16-11-2021

I was doing a degree that was not my first choice few years ago. I was always doubting and confused of what my future will be when I was about to graduate. That's when Ma'am helped me find my passion. She asked me take a career assessment and through her report, I found my abilities and skills. After I graduated, I took a leap of faith and shifted my field to a new subject I lacked basics on. Over time, I became very successful and achieved a lot. I even found a way to use the knowledge I gained in my first degree and all my colleagues were thrilled at my innovative ideas. Ma'am is the only reason for what and where I am today. Thank you Ma'am! ??